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Old 07-13-2013, 12:53 AM
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Has anyone installed the Mopar lift P5155797 and a travel trailer? I been wanting to level my truck off and increase the tire size a little but not sacrifice the tow quality. I have a 2012 ram quad and tow a 27 ft travel trailer.
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Neither lifting nor leveling should reduce your tow capacity. You will have to readjust your ball height and maybe your weight distribution hitch. But, other than that, lot's of people do it without issue. Go for it.
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Neither lifting nor leveling should reduce your tow capacity. You will have to readjust your ball height and maybe your weight distribution hitch. But, other than that, lot's of people do it without issue. Go for it.
This is bad advise. Go over to rv.net to discuss this with people who own tts. The big tires have more sidewall that flexes and can cause handling problems.
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never bad advice to get more opinions. you can't just lift and add bigger tires without doing some research. you can of course do all this and still toe, just need to know how big of a tire you can add paying attention to side wall strength and flex. do you need an e rated tire or less. just need to make informed choices.
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This is bad advise. Go over to rv.net to discuss this with people who own tts. The big tires have more sidewall that flexes and can cause handling problems.

Ok. My bad. I guess everyone with lifts and levels should stop towing immediately. I'll stop advising. I apologize.
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I leveled with blistein 5100's and bumped up to 34" tires. No issues or tow quality sacrifices.

These are great tires all around and for towing too, small bump in size from stock and no issues with a level:
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This is bad advise. Go over to rv.net to discuss this with people who own tts. The big tires have more sidewall that flexes and can cause handling problems.
A lift has nothing to do with tires... Sure you can assume the OP is going to put bigger tires on, but that wasn't the question. Plus you can get bigger tires that still have high load ratings. TONS of guys are doing that. So I'm gonna say you're the one giving bad advice for not doing your homework on available products....


OP, as others have stated you won't have any issues as long as you have the right setup. You will need a bigger drop on your receiver for sure. Adjusting your WD is essential but also a given. Adding some airbags like the Airlift 1000's or TLC bags will definitely help you as well.
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You need to research if the lift kit would reduce your payload. An 27' TT and family would already be close to your max payload.
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I lift kit shouldn't reduce your payload in any way. I don't see why it would. And you don't know any specs on the travel trailer regarding weight so how can you even comment on the tongue weight being close to max payload. I bet it's half the max payload or lower.
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Thanks everyone, this is kinda what I have been running into whenever I search, people on both sides of the fence. My plan is of to go to big of a tire, either a 35 12.5 or to get a 65 sidewall. Considering I have a 60 sidewall stock that does not seem to be that big of a jump in tire height. I was planning on 5100 in the front and airbags in the back but the rv sites don't reccomend air bags with WD hitch. So I thought bigger springs in the back would be better. More input from people would be good
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